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12 Easy Fish Recipes

These easy fish recipes will take the fear and guesswork out of cooking fish. These tried-and-true fish dishes are simple, accessible, and taste like they came from your favorites seafood restaurant.

Whether you’d like to bake, steam, or pan fry your fish, we’ve got a recipe for that. Even if you’re new at cooking fish, you’ll be well rewarded with a healthy and flavorful fish dinners that are easy enough for regular dinner rotation.


12 Fish Recipes that are easy and delicious:


Mahi Mahi, otherwise known as Dorado, is a deservedly popular fish. When done right, mahi mahi is tender, flaky, and deliciously flavorful. This lemon garlic butter sauce is sensational. 


This Easy Lemon Butter Fish only takes 20 minutes and a handful of ingredients. It’s a delicious and nutritious white fish recipe. Pair with rice and vegetables for a healthy weeknight dinner.


baked salmon with sesame ginger on plate with rice and broccoli

This Easy Baked Salmon Recipe is tender, flavorful, and only takes 15 minutes to cook. The flavor is amazing, thanks to a simple ginger soy marinade. This salmon recipe can be prepared ahead of time.


baja fish taco

Crispy Baja Fish Tacos with Creamy Lime Sauce are so yummy, they’re sure to become a fast family favorite! They’re a healthy and tasty addition to your Tex-Mex menu. 


Fish with Black Bean Sauce is a popular menu offering at many Chinese restaurants.  This dish is savory, flavorful, and perfect over a bed of rice.  Easily make your own deliciously tender and healthy version at home.


lemon butter swordfish recipe

This buttery Lemon Garlic Swordfish is stunningly delicious. This recipe results in a tender, flavor-packed fish that tastes like you spent way more time on it than you did.


Poke Bowl with Tuna and Salmon

Poke shops are everywhere for good reason. They’re supremely fun to eat, full of healthy ingredients, and bursting with umami flavor. Now, you can make your own gluten-free Poke Bowls right at home. 


white fish with lemon butter sauce

White Fish with Garlic Butter Sauce – this is one of the most delicious yet simple ways to enjoy fish for dinner. The flavors of garlic, butter, and lemon fuse together to create a healthy and mouthwatering meal the whole family will devour.


This easy recipe for Ginger Soy Asian Steamed Fish is spectacularly delicious and healthy. It comes together in just 15 minutes and you don’t even need a steamer.


beer battered fish fry

This beer battered fish fry is simple, accessible, and tastes just as good as your favorite restaurant fish fry. Use a firm white fish for tender, flaky texture on the inside and golden crispiness on the exterior.



This Lemon Salmon baked on a Sheet Pan is a deliciously quick and easy weeknight meal that’s healthy and flavorful. This easy sheet pan salmon recipe only needs 15 minutes.


cod, fish, cod recipe, pan fried cod

Cod is a healthy, lean fish that can be easily added to your dinner rotation. This tender, flavorful cod recipe is quick enough for busy weeknights. It’s sure to become a favorite.


Lemon Garlic Swordfish Recipe, In Action:


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17 comments

    • Heather Behrends

    I have been on the hunt for some new delicious fish recipes! So glad I found this – thank you for some great ideas!

      • chewoutloud

      You’re welcome, Heather!

    • Marysa

    It is nice to have some easy recipes on hand for when things are busy. I always seem to struggle with finding recipes that fit into our busy schedules.

      • chewoutloud

      I get that! 🙂

    • Danielle

    Totally going to try those fish tacos

      • chewoutloud

      They remind me of San Diego 🙂

    • Sonia Seivwright

    I love salmon fish. Easy and Tasty.

      • chewoutloud

      Salmon is awesome!

    • vidya

    while we dont eat fish, will share these with friends who do

    • Cyndi Buchanan

    These all look so yummy! We have been eating more fish lately. It’s so good for you.

      • chewoutloud

      Thanks, Cyndi!

    • Kimmy

    Definitely going to try some of these yummy recipes

      • chewoutloud

      Enjoy, Kimmy!

    • Charina

    We just bought an airfryer and we use it to fry and bake fish. I’ll save this post to try later. Nothing goes wrong with fish, lemon, garlic, butter.

      • chewoutloud

      So true, Charina!

    • Maureen

    Wow, so many yummy recipes! I am no cook but fish is one of my favorite source of protein. My hubby cooks salmon each week almost! I can’t wait to try Mahi Mahi for our next fish meal.

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

      • chewoutloud

      Salmon is one of our fave meals, too 🙂

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